Eidos Interactive confirmed this morning that Highlander, based on the cult film series, will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Highlander lets players experience immortality as they take control of Owen MacLeod in a third person action adventure spanning 2000 years of history.
In HIGHLANDER you must master the powers and abilities of an Immortal including; the ability to use your body as a conduit to unleash electricity or fire at enemies, impaling yourself on enemy weapons to disarm them and even leaping from tall buildings to your apparent death on the streets below to avoid enemy attacks. Players can upgrade their own abilities by defeating other Immortals in combat. Once defeated, by removing an Immortal’s head from their body, generates the Quickening; which is the ability to absorb the knowledge and strength of the defeated.
“HIGHLANDER itself is a cult classic. Practically everyone has heard of it and we wanted to offer the first ever next-generation videogame of the franchise,” said Darren Barnett, Development Director, Eidos. “Having a central character that is immortal and has roamed the earth for 2000 years opens up so many gameplay opportunities in terms of story, environments, predicaments and enemies – HIGHLANDER is a thrilling adventure for both fans of the franchise and fans of explosive, fast-paced third person action games.”
Highlander will take full advantage of the Unreal Engine 3 licensed from Epic Games. Eidos has also told us that the game will be released later this year.